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The AHL Eastern Conference Finals are Set: Syracuse Crunch to Face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Eastern Conference Finals of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs are set! After a successful 4-game sweep of the Number Two seed Springfield Falcons, the Syracuse Crunch are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Their opponents, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, moved on to the next round just last night after defeating the Number One seed Providence Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 5-0.

Being the higher seed in the series, the Crunch will get home ice advantage in this series. The first puck of the Eastern Conference Finals will drop on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. EST at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse.

Below is the complete schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals between the Number Three seed Syracuse Crunch and the Number Five seed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Game 1 – Saturday, May 25th – Penguins at Crunch            7:00 p.m.

Game 2 – Sunday, May 26th – Penguins at Crunch              7:00 p.m.

Game 3 – Wednesday, May 29th – Crunch at Penguins       7:05 p.m.

Game 4 – Friday, May 31st – Crunch at Penguins                 7:05 p.m.

* Game 5 – Saturday, June 1st – Penguins at Crunch           7:00 p.m.

* Game 6 – Monday, June 3rd – Crunch at Penguins             7:05 p.m.

* Game 7 – Wednesday, June 5th – Penguins at Crunch       7:00 p.m.

* Denotes if necessary

We here at Bolts By The Bay wish our Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch the best of luck in the Calder Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals.

Do you think the Crunch will be moving on to the Calder Cup Finals, or do you think the Penguins are going to put a skidding halt to the Crunch’s hot streak? How many games do you think this series is going to go? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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